Postgraduate student, Shannon who is studying Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh paid us a visit recently to talk about deer bones.
Comparing the findings from the bones of wild deer recently culled to deer bones from the past will provide a valuable insight in to environmental changes in the Scottish Highlands.
Shannon took away some Wild Roe Deer bones to assist with her research. Ron was able to show Shannon on Google Earth exactly where this particular Roe Deer was living.
We had a really interesting conversation and Shannon told us that she is conducting minor and trace element tests using a non-destructive technique. The hope is that by developing this technique they can maximise the information found without having to use destructive testing measures. Archaeological material isn't always available in large quantities and they want to preserve it where they can.
We are looking forward to hearing the outcome of the research in due course and wish Shannon luck with her studies